New Kuta Golf is one of Bali’s most scenic courses, and at the same time, the most challenging 18-hole championship course on the island. The undulating green landscape was carved out of white limestone cliffs over the popular surf spot of Dreamland Beach. The greens, particularly the signature Hole 15, are set against the spectacular backdrop of white cliffs and the blue of the sky and the Indian Ocean.

Throughout the Ronald Fream-designed course are rolling fairways with a combination of natural grass and sand bunkers. The signature hole is nicknamed "The Cliff Hanger", providing players with 240-degree ocean-views, with another famous southern beach in view on the northern side – Balangan Beach.

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Golfing at New Kuta Golf

New Kuta Golf is good for players of different levels, though beginners may struggle with some of the most challenging coastal holes – it’s doable, but just make sure you have a few spare balls. You can choose from 5 sets of tees that allow you differing shooting distances. Varied terrain adds to the challenge, as does the extreme 191-yard 6th hole with its island-like green ringed by a bunker.

New Kuta Golf is about as eco-friendly as golf courses can get. The grass was imported from Thailand, a unique and special strain that's watered with a combination of seawater and rainwater, ensuring minimum impact on the environment.

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The world-class services at the clubhouse include reception rooms, dining areas, lockers, and a conference room with a grand reception for championship events it has hosted in the past. Also onsite is a pro shop, The Links Restaurant serving Indonesian cuisine, as well as international dishes, and even a spa offering Balinese massages and treatments.

The best time to tee-off at New Kuta Golf is in the afternoon so you reach the signature cape hole for a totally different Bali sunset moment. Some consider this part of the challenge when playing here – you’ll find yourself losing focus while admiring the views too often. No gear? You can come as you are as the clubhouse also provides rentals… but certainly, bring along your camera.

New Kuta Golf in Bali

Location: Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu, Jimbaran, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Open: Daily from 6am to 6.30pm

Phone: +62 (0)361 8481333

Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveler